There seems to be a double standard when it comes to sentencing for men and women convicted of sex crimes. Men are typically on the receiving end of the harshest of sentences while women are sometimes given little more than a slap on the wrist.
For example, this woman out of Inola, Oklahoma was indicted, tried and convicted of having multiple sexual encounters with multiple male juveniles under the age of 16. In addition to those crimes she was also convicted of contributing to the delinquency of a minor (providing alcohol to persons under the legal age of 21).
From News On 6:
A judge sentenced an Inola woman to 90 days in jail for giving alcohol to teenage boys and having sexual encounters with them.
In August, Ellen Pittser pleaded guilty to two counts of lewd or indecent acts to a child under 16, indecent exposure and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
On Tuesday, December 13, 2016, a judge sentenced Pittser to seven years, but suspended all but 90 days, which she’ll spend in the county jail.
Once released, Pittser will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of her life.
Pittser said it started when her twins were born prematurely and died; that’s when she says she became an alcoholic and made terrible decisions.
She said this was the worst night of her life and that she is sorry for what she did. Pittser said he’s received counseling for her alcohol addiction and is more involved in her church.
Pittser’s ex-husband said she has not received any counseling for sexual impropriety and believes she needs it.
He said his ex-wife has devastated many lives and he’s glad she’ll have to register as a sex offender.